Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of US Military Servicemembers that were victims of IED attacks overseas.
If you or your loved one were US Servicemembers that were victims of an IED overseas, you may be entitled to compensation,
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Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of US Military Servicemembers that were victims of IED/EFP attacks while serving overseas. If you or a loved one is a US Military Servicemember that was a victim of an IED/EFP overseas, contact our law firm to protect your rights.
Most individuals who were injured while serving their country in Afghanistan or Iraq likely think being injured was the risk of serving in a combat zone, and that the only compensation they will receive from their injuries comes from Uncle Sam. However, this may not be true. It is now possible under federal law to file suit against Iran and the banks responsible for financing terrorism.
IED/EFP attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq caused serious and severe injuries to American service personnel. It is likely that without the financial assistance of a number of banks these weapons would not have existed.
A number of European banks, including BNP Paribas of France, Commerzbank of Germany, and HSBC Bank of the United Kingdom, have responded to charges they provided aid to terrorist groups with guilty pleas. Laundering money and processing transactions for Iran and other nations that sponsored terrorist acts against the United States were among the charges presented.
The banks are guilty of helping the Shia militant group, Hezbollah, finance the development of improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, improvised rocket-assisted munitions, and explosively formed penetrators. All of these weapons were used against American troops.
Deaths From IED Attacks Estimated At 500
The Department of Defense does not have any hard numbers on the number of servicemen and women who lost their lives to IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead, the 500 fatality estimate comes from an assessment provided by intelligence personnel.
Military officials were not able to connect all of the IED attacks to Iran in which their involvement was suspected. According to reports, copper plate formation and metallurgy work on the IEDs inspected are pretty good indicators the weapons were made in Iran.
Reports indicate that Iran was the number one supplier of IEDs in both theaters and produced weapons powerful enough to damage tanks and destroy Humvees.
A British newspaper reported in 2006 that Iran was able to secure the necessary capital to maintain a number of factories that produced weapons that were used against American troops.
Violations Of The Anti-Terrorism Act
The United States Congress previously established sanctions against Iran in a preventive measure against possible terrorist acts. However, a handful of banks were allegedly willing to ignore the sanctions in exchange for profit. These banks may now be liable for their actions and injured American servicemen can seek compensation through the anti-terrorism act.
More than 200 veterans and surviving family members were granted permission in August of 2018 to pursue claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act. A magistrate in Brooklyn decided the plaintiffs successfully proved two elements of liability and should be allowed to continue their claims against the banks.
The first element was providing monetary support to facilitate bombings that made use of Iranian devices constituted a violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act. The second element: The banks aided terrorist operations in Iran in violation of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
Legal action on the part of soldiers and family members provides the means to receive compensation for the role banks played in Iran-sponsored terrorist acts. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or lost their life due to an IED device in Afghanistan or Iraq, contact our law firm to find out if you have a case.
US Military Iranian IED Victim Class Action Lawsuit
If you or your loved one were US Servicemembers that were victims of an IED overseas, complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 right now to protect your rights.